(East Los Angeles, CA) [From The Editor’s Desk]: On a picture perfect post-card 80° degree day that was made for Major League Soccer ( MLS) soccer/fútbol here in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Southern California, it turned out to be quite a dramatic, exciting, and historic match between the arch-rivals, LA. Galaxy (the Home team) vs. the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC). What a wonderful way to spend a fantastic National Independence Day Holiday full of soccer, followed by the post-match’s, first-class Fireworks Show at the world-renowned, Rose Bowl Stadium.
Fan remarks continue to resonate that it was all worth the postponement of the MLS 2023 opening day match until July 4th and the financial investment on the price of admission and enjoyment for being a part of an unforgettable match in both MLS and Soccer world annals.
Here’s how the LAFC Communications Department described the event, and to go along with that, we feature their photo gallery plus their capturing of the match’s overall actions, player performances, and equally as important from our East L.A. Sports Scene perspective, its colorful, enthusiastic, comprehensive, and panoramic settings.
LAFC FALLS 2-1 TO GALAXY IN FRONT OF MLS RECORD CROWD OF 82,110 AT ROSE BOWL STADIUM
The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) lost 2-1 to the Galaxy on Tuesday, July 4th, Independence Day, before an MLS record crowd of 82,110 fans at Rose Bowl Stadium.
Ilie Sánchez tied the match for LAFC on a header in the 57th minute after Tyler Boyd gave the Galaxy a 1-0 lead in the 26th minute. Riqui Puig’s goal in the 73rd minute would prove to be the game-winner as the Galaxy held on for the 2-1 win in the 20th edition (across all competitions) of the L.A. rivalry.
LAFC is now 9-6-5 on the season for 32 points and remains in second place in the Western Conference.
[PHOTO GALLERY COURTESY]: Los Angeles Football Club. To view the match highlights video, click here.]
[NEXT MATCH]: LAFC returns to action Saturday, July 8th when they host the San Jose Earthquakes at BMO Stadium. That match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PT and will be broadcast on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, 710 AM ESPN Los Angeles and 980 AM La Mera Mera (ESP).